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Southern River Otter

Latin Name Lontra provocax
Conservation Status Endangered
Location South America
Colour Brown
Length 65 - 70 cm (26 - 28 inches)
Tail 35 - 46 cm (14 - 18 inches)
Weight - Kgs (- lbs)
Life Expectancy

- Yrs

Main Characteristics

Southern River Otters have a body length between 65 and 70 cms (26 - 28 inches) and a tail length between 35 and 46 cms (14 - 18 inches).


Southern River Otters can be found in both freshwater and marine habitats in Chile and Argentina.


Southern River Otters feed on fish, mollusks, crustaceans and birds.


After a gestation period of approximately 2 months, Southern River Otters give birth to 1 - 4 cubs.


Humans are the only known predators of the Southern River Otter.


There are no subspecies of the Southern River Otter.

Interesting Facts

Southern River Otters are endangered due to illegal hunting, habitat loss and water pollution.

Similar Animals

Marine Otter
Neotropical Otter
North American River Otter
European Otter
Sea Otter
Giant Otter
Smooth-Coated Otter
Spotted-Necked Otter

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